submitted by Brian Goss
[dropcap]C[/dropcap]Congratulations to these 5 students won first place at the Branch Level of competition for their entries in the Legion-sponsored Remembrance Contests held annually every November:
- Clark Pigeau, Grade 12, South Carleton HS
- Ally Sprenger, Gr. 12, South Carleton HS
- Kate Calhoun, Grade 11, South Carleton HS
- Dasha Papkov, Grade 9, South Carleton HS
- Zachary Boyd, Grade 3, Richmond Public School
They all went on to compete at the Zone Level with 10 Branches in Ottawa.
City Hall was the venue on Sunday afternoon for our Zone award winners to gather with families and receive their plaques and monetary awards.
Clark was awarded 1st place for his Poem; Kate was awarded 1st place for her Essay, Ally received a 2nd for her Black& White Poster, Dasha received a 2nd for her Poem and Zach came through with a 3rd for his Black and White Poster.
Branch 625, Richmond sends congratulations to all our winners and thanks all our 340 students who participated.
The Poster and Literary Contests run Canada-wide. The winning entries at the National Level are displayed at The Canadian War Museum from July 1 to May 1 of the following year.
Clark Pigeau’s and Kate Calhoun’s works went on to the District Level of competition. There are 62 branches in District G, and both Kate and Clark placed first! Their senior category essay and poem will now move to the Provincial Level of judging.
Our Branch had a Provincial winner several years ago. Will time repeat itself? We will let you know.